Month: April 2016

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Southern Christian Leadership Conference Chicago and the Violence Interrupters to hold  Peace Circle/Press Conference Saturday 04/23/16 at Foster Park (South Side, Chicago)

04/23/2016     

Chicago, Illinois

On This Saturday April 23, 2016 at 4:30 pm-The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Violence Interrupters along with other Community Activist (groups) will conduct a Peace Circle and Press Conference at the  Foster Park (West 83rd and South Bishop) calling for the local (south side) Chicago community to come together _”put down the Guns” in a effort to balance Justice for the Community.”  One important agenda item for discussion is when an aspiring rapper was shot and killed while filming a music video with other artists and friends at Foster Park on Chicago’s South Side on Tuesday April 20, 2016 . Four other people were wounded in the shooting including a 23-year-old man Damond Dawson who was shot in the back of the head. Dawson was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Police said someone walked up to the group and opened fire near West 83rd and South Bishop in the city’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood just before 2:20 a.m. on that Tuesday.

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For their effort, they (group) with also announce multiple initiatives to challenge the negative culture of the Chicago Violence,  in addition to the ongoing campaign a belief that the integrity of the black community is being threatened by the violence and that ongoing and progressive solutions must be sought.

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Recent initiatives to address
◾Recent Case- Demand Justice , ect
◾Police Reform
◾Community Violence Prevention on the Chicago (Southside)
◾Change Perceptions of People of Color and others of the Legal System

 

WHAT:   Press Conference

WHERE:   Foster Park (West 83rd and South Bishop) Chicago

WHEN: Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 4:30pm

WHO: Local Advocacy and Community Leadership

Tio Hardiman, President- Violence Interrupters (Primary Organizer)

Rev. Gregg L Greer, President -SCLC/Freedom First Chicago (Primary Organizer)

Contact: Gregg L, Greer-Lead Activist-Media Advisor (SCLC)

greggglreer72@gmail.com or 321 355-0598

 

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For Immediate Release: Local Activist to hold Press Conference Friday 04/15/16 at the Chicago Police Headquarters

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Local Activist to hold Press Conference Friday 04/14 at the Chicago Police Headquarters

04/14/2016     

Chicago, Illinois

On This Friday April 15, 2016 at 10:30 am-The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Violence Interrupters along with Community Activist will conduct a Press Conference at the Main Chicago Police Station calling for the local community to come together as they seek to blast the Chicago Police Department about recent issues with regard to the fight to receive “Balanced Justice for the Community.”  One important agenda item for discussion is to address their concerns about the “political nature” of the placement of new Police Chief.

The president of the Chicago Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Gregg L. Greer said, “Chicago police have a history of abuse and that to date they continue to show a lack of leadership.” The recently released police accountability task force report on the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald has only brought a harsh new light on an old problem. The Group believes department’s own data validates the “widely held belief the police have no regard for the sanctity of life when it comes to people of color.”-Also According to Lori Lightfoot-Chair of the Police Accountability Task Force.

Data shows-Between 2008 and 2015, 74 percent of people in Chicago shot or killed by the cops were black. Seventy-six percent of the time police used tasers, they used them on black people.

For their effort, they (group) with also announce multiple initiatives to challenge the negative culture of the Chicago Police Department, including what one of the Organizers  CEO of Violence Interrupters, Tio Hardiman calls a renewed call for the Department of Justice to investigate the Chicago Police Department.

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  Read more information:

   Recent initiatives to address
◾Recent Case- Demand Justice , ect
◾Police Reform
◾Community Violence
◾Perceptions of People of Color and others of the Legal System

WHAT:   Press Conference

WHERE:  Chicago Police Department Headquarters-3510 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653

WHEN: Friday, April 15, 2016

WHO: Local Advocacy and Community Leadership      

Contact: Gregg L, Greer-Lead Activist-Media Advisor (SCLC)

greggglreer72@gmail.com or 321 355-0598

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